RECON: TNO occultation with 04KV18

Event between 04KV18 and star UC4-370-104226 with event index number of 189923

Geocentric closest approach at 2019/05/31 00:53:53 UTC

J2000 position of star is 17:46:24.3 -16:10:25
Equinox of date position of star is 17:47:24.6 -16:10:45
Stellar brightness R=15.2, use SENSEUP=128
Star is 122 degrees from the moon. Moon is 13% illuminated.
TNO apparent brightness V=23.7

TNO is 29.8 AU from the Sun and 28.8 AU from the Earth.
The TNO is moving 22.7 km/sec on the sky relative to the star, or, 3.9 arcsec/hr.
The 1-sigma error in the time of the event is 497 seconds.
The 1-sigma cross-track error in the shadow position is 3033 km.

The TNO has an absolute magnitude Hv=9.0
Diameter=95.5 km assuming a 5% albedo -- 4.2 sec chord
Diameter=39.0 km assuming a 30% albedo -- 1.7 sec chord
Dynamical classification is CENTAURR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star training set for 04KV18, (2019/05/31 00:54UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:30:36.0 -26:28:24  0.9 20.62 137
35Eta Oph      17:11:29.6 -15:44:52  2.6  8.67 130
PPM 233599     17:48:43.3 -14:43:54  5.9  1.48 121
PPM 233581     17:47:43.5 -16:00:35  8.4  0.18 122
04KV18         17:47:31.5 -16:10:47 15.2       121
Positions are for equinox of date

Azimuth is measured in degrees eastward from north. North is at an azimuth of 0, due East is at an azimuth of 90 degrees, due South is 180, and due West is 270.

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Star training set for 04KV18, (2019/05/31 00:54UT)
Object            RA         Dec     mag  sep  mel
Antares        16:29:24.4 -26:25:56  0.9 20.62 137
35Eta Oph      17:10:22.7 -15:43:29  2.6  8.67 130
PPM 233599     17:47:36.8 -14:43:33  5.9  1.48 121
PPM 233581     17:46:36.4 -16:00:13  8.4  0.18 122
04KV18         17:46:24.3 -16:10:25 15.2       122
Positions are for J2000

Event circumstances last updated at 2017/06/02 16:24:04 UT

Marc W. Buie, Southwest Research Institute

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